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Moving to the Cloud gives us the perfect opportunity to declutter our data.
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SA Government’s Cloud pledge

June 22, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Government’s recent announcement to decisively embrace Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity (Office 365) tools will have a very positive impact on service delivery and governance. Last week, the CEO of the State IT Agency (SITA), Dr Setumo Mohapi, confirmed a Master Agreement with Microsoft, to standardise on Office 365 across all government departments and...

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Claude Schuck, regional manager at Veeam Africa.

Managing the value of data

June 20, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

  The value of data is something that has progressed from a technology discussion into a business imperative. No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resilience is to be had by...

Maricelle Boshoff, Operations Manager at HansaWorld South Africa.

Opinion: Cloud Control

June 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The City of Cape Town’s decision to introduce flexible hours to combat heavy traffic has cast a spotlight on existing business inefficiencies, and highlighted the need for enterprises to find alternative logistical solutions in the cloud. Thanks to legacy...

Gift of the Givers leverages SAP Cloud Platform to launch first mobile app to facilitate donations.

First mobile app to facilitate donations launched

June 12, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Disaster response organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation, has launched a first-of-its-kind mobile app to facilitate donations. Specially designed to rally support and encourage people to engage with a common cause, The app was developed jointly by SAP...

The banks will become the processing engine while the customer ownership sits with the start-up and the innovator.

Digital transformation, the centrepiece of growth

June 12, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments (0)

More than two-thirds of CEOs of the 2,000 largest global organisations have identified digital transformation as the centrepiece of their growth and profitability strategies (1) moving forward. To successfully transform, business leaders are recognising the...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT

Managing data across multiple clouds

June 12, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

With the accelerated uptake of many different cloud-based solutions, from Software as a Service (SaaS) through to platforms and infrastructure, the cloud has fast become part of many organisations’ daily business. Often, what this means is that businesses...

Moving to the Cloud gives us the perfect opportunity to declutter our data.
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Automated data archiving: a crucial aspect of digital transformation

June 11, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

As more and more South African firms continue with their Cloud migration programmes, the importance of having an enterprise-wide data archiving strategy comes sharply into focus. If you are in the process of embracing the benefits of new Cloud and...

Veeam’s Cloud Connect now part of Routed’s neutral cloud platform.

Routed appointed as Veeam Cloud Service Provider

June 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Routed appointed as Veeam Cloud Service Provider

Neutral cloud provider, Routed, has partnered with Veeam Software, the solutions provider that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise. Routed recently launched its vendor neutral cloud platform. The partnership with Veeam certifies Routed as a...

NetApp has partnered with Cisco to advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the Next-generation data center. (Image Source: biznetwork.mn)

NetApp Expands Collaboration with Microsoft

June 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on NetApp Expands Collaboration with Microsoft

NetApp has announced plans to expand its strategic alliance with Microsoft to help enterprises accelerate digital transformation for hybrid cloud. Customers are evolving their data centres to integrate hybrid cloud delivery models for greater agility. As they...

Andre Muzerie, Oracle Business Practice Head Wipro Africa, Wipro Limited.

Overcoming the barriers to Cloud success

June 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Overcoming the barriers to Cloud success

An organisation may be looking to reimagine its internal operations, or create beautiful, consistent omni-channel experiences for its customers. It may be aiming to transform itself in new ways, creating dynamic growth engines. Or it may want to simply...

Neil Cameron, Johnson Controls Area General Manager, Building Efficiency – Africa.

Analytics – unlocking the value of the data in your building

June 8, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Analytics – unlocking the value of the data in your building

Buildings have evolved, along with virtually everything else. The concept of the “smart building” is not a new one and, indeed, there are many examples of operational and successful smart buildings in use, today. However, as with all smart things,...

Moving to the Cloud gives us the perfect opportunity to declutter our data.
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New Solutions and Services for Hybrid Cloud introduced

June 7, 2017 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on New Solutions and Services for Hybrid Cloud introduced

NetApp has today introduced new hybrid cloud offerings that aims to give customers unprecedented ability to use data for competitive advantage. The announcements expand the company’s Data Fabric solutions and services portfolio to include the industry’s...

Big data is becoming ever more important for decision-makers.

Virtualisation, hyper-convergence and the data explosion

June 7, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (2)

Data management and ROI value have long been serious IT challenges. Whether you run a small home office or are part of an expansive enterprise, the issues remain the same; we are drowning in data. Not only drowning, but also required to store and safeguard...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT

If it’s not your expertise, leave disaster recovery to the experts

June 5, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on If it’s not your expertise, leave disaster recovery to the experts

With technological innovations on the rise and hardware and software becoming more complex as a result, the tasks associated with the upkeep of IT operations have become more time-consuming as well. Rather than giving their IT department more resources to...

Saurabh Kumar, Managing CEO at In2IT Technologies - South Africa.

Artificial Intelligence – heading for The Cloud(s)

June 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Artificial Intelligence – heading for The Cloud(s)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Cloud are making an impact in everyone’s business and personal lives. The sheer volume of data being generated daily, by billions across the globe, has accelerated the development of both, and prompted the need for them...

AGRICOLLEGES international has established a cloud-based e-learning platform, where students can study on computers and mobile devices. (image: E-learning Industry)

New e-learning platform for agriculturalists

June 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New e-learning platform for agriculturalists

A new modern cloud-based e-learning institution, AGRICOLLEGES International has been launched in a bid to provide students with affordable, accessible and industry-relevant agricultural course content. The institution uses Desire2Learn’s (D2L) Brightspace...